Why is there a stigma attached to dining alone? Whether you are in your home city or overseas, eating out on your own is still seen as socially unacceptable. It is almost as if they think that you cannot find someone to share with. Continue reading “The stigma of solo dining”
As the cold winter sets in Down Under, it is time to find new ways to keep warm. I love the warm weather and last year I was fortunate to escape to a European summer. However, that is not always possible every year.
Continue reading “In Search of Summer”
Australia really is a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains – as the poem goes. One just has to set foot into the Central Australian outback to experience a whole different view to our country.
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Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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It’s that time of year again, when Adelaide comes alive with a multitude of festivals. While locals know it has Mad March, the festivals actually start in February. With warm weather, clear skies and a host of activities; there is something to suit all tastes in Adelaide – the festival state. Continue reading “Summer Festivals of Adelaide”
It was crazy, dirty and busy; but I loved it. Every time I arrive in Roma I feel excited at the new opportunities and adventures that await. Yet I’ve heard people describe Roma as a dirty, crowded city. In a way I understand that perspective. Yes, the traffic is certainly crazy and Italian drivers are not most patient people on the road. Continue reading “Roma For Eternity”
If you are going to learn another language, then it should be in the country of origin. I have wanted to learn Italian for a long time, ever since my first trip to Rome in 2001. I fell in love with the country, people, food, wine, culture and the Italian way of life.
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See Paris for free. Impossible you might say. Yet this is more of a reality than you realise There is no need to spend a fortune on attractions because there are many which can be visited for free. Continue reading “See Paris for Free”
A trip to Morocco is not complete without a visit to Bhalil, a small town located half an hour’s drive from Fes. The people here have lived simply in caves for generations and continue to do so.
Continue reading “The Cave Dwellers”
If you are able to travel, then it is your moral imperative to do just that. Why? Because not everyone is physically able to.
Continue reading “The Gift of Travel”